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unconscious victims after they were down. >> reporter: lanier told us that more gang members will be arrested as this investigation continues and the group could be linked to many other crimes. not only here in d.c., will, but across the area. >> these arrests are good news across the city, matt. thank you. >>> the principal of coolidge high school in the district turned herself in to police today following assault accusations. thelma squareet and two other employees accused of attacking a former staff member. it happened earlier this month after the homecoming football game. jarett is charged with simple assault and placed on administrative leave. aubrey brown will resume the role of acting principal. >>> new at 5 tonight, fairfax county police have released a picture of a suspect in an attack at this library. it happened about a week ago at the thomas jefferson library in falls church. police believe this man followed a 17-year-old girl into the women's bathroom and assaulted her. the girl screamed and he took off. if you know who this is, fairfax county police are asking that you come forw
the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> your commute is about to get faster, but for a price. fox5 morning news at 7 :00 starts right now. >>> here's a live look outside. plenty of clouds out there this morning. as you are likely used to now, another cool start to the day. this is friday, yea, november 16th. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm alison seymour. it has been a long week. before we get to the weather and traffic we have breaking developments in the amber alert issued overnight in virginia. the search had been on for 18- month-old alexis rose carwile and her mother, jennifer dawn carwile. you see their pictures there. we've just learned they have been located in prince george's county, maryland and that they are safe. authorities had believed they were in d.c. in the area, because of this man. he is eric eugene black which they were originally traveling with. all three went missing yesterday afternoon, but investigators quickly learned black had relatives in the d.c. area. black was pulled over by virgini
security threats against the u.s. consulate in benghazi. petraeus has been married for 37 years to holly petraeus who he met while a cadet at the u.s. naval academy in west point. he took the helm of the cia in september of 2011. in a statement late this afternoon the president thanked petraeus for his service adding, quote, i have the outmost confidence in acting director michael morel and the men and women who work every day to keep our nation safe. going forward, my thoughts and prays are with dave and holly petraeus who have done so much to help military families that their own work. petraeus took every the cia in september of 2011. of course, the political implications of all of this cannot be overlooked. the obama administration was already under intense scrutiny following the benghazi attack and possible leaks of intelligence information from operations in yemen. new questions now likely are to surface whether or not petraeus' affair may have compromised his position over the last years. >> there is also the issue of the fiscal cliff. both president obama and house speake
middle class. >> reporter: craig bosswell is live. thank you for joining us. what is the atmosphere like there? >> reporter: besides being very cold, there is certainly excitement, an anticipation, and there is a sense that you're basically at the end of a very, very long tunnel. of course, there is apprehension. they have been working towards this for so long and it's going to stop tonight after the stop in des moineses this evening, president obama arrives here in chicago where he will spend the night in his home and meet with campaign and will be right here tomorrow night for the election night party and there is a sense that the work is done out there. there will be radio interviews and it's time for voters to get out there and vote and they feel like they rallied their supporters and they're ready to see the result comes in. >> let me ask you what is the in-game plan? here we are hours now away from election day. does the obama camp, are they sending out surrogates to the key battleground states? you said the president himself will be heading back to chicago tonight and will be ther
all of us beginning in 46 days from now. economists warn a likely recession all over again. craig bosswell is following this one for us. >> reporter: it's the first step toward finding a compromise. >> we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do,. >> reporter: president obama sitting between leaders for both parties looking for a way to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. >> we have to make sure taxes don't go up on middle class families. that our economy will remain strong. that we're creating jobs. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff is a combination of tax cuts that expire at the end of the year, and spending cuts that kick in on day one of next year. >> to show our seriousness, we have put revenue on the table. as long as it's a companied by significant spending cuts. >> reporter: the automatic spending cuts total $1.2 trillion in two years, half of the defense spending. >> without exception believe we're in the dilemma we're in because we tax too little but because we spend too much. >> reporter: on taxes, president obama wants rates increased on those making more than $2
or not and if anything would be left for us or not. when we came in this morning, there is nothing. >> reporter: eyewitnesses say a residential building was hit in gaza city. >>(translator): now we are talking about one thing, which is to stop the aggression against our palestinian people. to stop killing our citizens, and destroying houses in the gaza strip. >> reporter: israel began its military offensive wednesday after months of rockets from gaza hitting israel. so far, they have struck 700 targets. the israeli military says that mostly consistents of weapon storage facility and other militant locations. leyland vitters. fox news. >>> backlash is building over the release of an accused terrorist by the iraqi government. the vice president called iraq's prime minister this week and told him not to release him. but the prime minister said they no longer had legal grounds to hold him. iran has been pushing for the release. he's now home back in beirut. senators john mccain and lindsey graham are calling this "a result of the obama administration's failed foreign policy." >>> the white house sa
right. we were able to use all that great john williams music. i mean, they really gave us the tools to do this right, and... and it was because they trusted us. they knew that we were fans and that we weren't gonna... we weren't gonna destroy their property. (train whistle blowing) (people talking indistinctly) i say, brian, look, three rows down. what? is that tom bosley? what would tom bosley be doing on a train in switzerland? i'm almost certain. tom! did he look? i don't know. well, if i yell, you have to watch. tom bosley! no, it's not him. huh. the road shows have been a lot of fun. we started with "road to rhode island" in season one. and, uh, seth had this idea to do an episode based on those bob hope, bing crosby road shows. seth, as you probably know, loves bob hope. and, you know, is very familiar with those movies and the music from those movies and... so, i think that having "road to..." with brian and stewie, they're sort of our bing crosby and bob hope. up until that point stewie had kind of existed in his own world. he would talk to rupert and hatch diabolical scheme
facility that turned deadly in one case. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. we'll begin with police swarming a maryland college campus this afternoon. >> a student made disturbing threatening remarks at rockville montgomery campus. tonight that student? custody. fox 5's maureen umeh has the story. >> a student was upset over a breakup. he was arrested on the montgomery college campus less than an hour after witnesses reported hearing him make threats. a threat of gun violence on the montgomery college campus in rockville. witnesses said a student commented he felt like shooting people just for fun apparently upset over a recent breakup. >> the witnesses came to the security office and notified them about the statements made. >> reporter: campus security notified rockville police, the two groups swarming the school cinching for the student who made the threat -- searching for the student who made the threat. witnesses describe the scene acescence tens and threatening. >> i didn't know if he was still here because -- because police were still around.
brown to jail for six days. use his elected office to make personal gains or defraud the people he represented. but fox 5s political analyst mark plotkin believes that some will think the former chairman got off easily. >> i think most people don't think six days is in jail is a strong message. a few months in jail is a strong message. >> reporter: brown's attorney admits the bank fraud and campaign violations were wrong, but believes prosecutors would have never gone after brown if he was not the council chairman. >> he has received a sentence from the court and the court expects he will abide by the sentence. >> reporter: and brown shoulding released to head home in the next hour and that is what we told. brown will serve six months of home detention and wear an ankle bracelet, two years of probation and 4ity hours of community service. the judge said he wants the service to be visible to everyone. he wants it to happen on the weekdays, and he wants people ton this crime did not go unpunished. shawn? >> i'm curious d kwame brown talk at all today, go did he speak to the reporters
-ordered institutional confinement in the custody of u.s. marshals. about an hour earlier brown left the federal courthouse in washington declining to speak to reporters. >> hey, kwame, do you have anything to say, sir? >> reporter: brown pled guilty in june to falsifying loan documents for his home and a boat and to campaign finance violations, writing checks for cash over the legal limit. >> i want to apologize from the bottom of my heart to all those say that let down. >> reporter: brown addressing the -- that i have let down. >> reporter: brown addressing the media after making his plea back in june. >> i am guilty of knowing that poll workers and others received more than $50 in cash payments for doing campaign work which is and has been done in this city for years. >> reporter: brown was the second elected official in the district to resign from office this year. then ward 5 council member harry thomas pled guilty to embezzling more than $300,000 in city grant moneys for children and the arts. he is serving a three year prison sentence. anything to say to the people of washington? how
you cast your vote. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. it all comes down to this, the final push for your vote. the polls open in a matter of hours. the presidential candidates are not wasting any time. >> fox 5 has complete election day coverage of 2012. >> this final night on the trail is telling us exactly where these campaigns see this fight playing out, virginia, ohio, wisconsin dominating the travel schedule today and with the president and mitt romney both visiting the same city just hours apart from each other. in fairfax county, virginia tonight governor mitt romney zeroed in on virginia spending the last few hours of his 2012 presidential campaign trying to lock down votes in the commonwealth. >> the economy shrinks, people lose jobs. the president was right when he said that he can't change washington from the inside, only from the outside. we're going to give him that chance in a day or two here. >> in columbus, ohio, meanwhile president obamreturned fire with his own blistering review of romney's campaign and his political policies. >> an
that could impact us mid-week. those details later on. back to you. >>> thank you so much, gwen. and the final push is on both presidential candidates are dedicating their last two days of campaigning to the battleground states. president obama is in new hampshire, florida and ohio today. prom is in iowa, pennsylvania, virginia and florida. yesterday in virginia, president obama wrapped up a four-stop campaign day with a chilly but energetic event in bristow at jiffy lube live. the event drew 24,000 people who listened to former president clinton and listened to the dave matthews band. >> the american auto industry is back on top. home values are on the rise. housing construction is coming back. we're less dependent on foreign oil. because of the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform. the war in iraq is over. the war in afghanistan is coming to a close. al-qaida has been decimated, osama bin laden is dead. we are safer than we were four years ago. we've made real progress, virginia. >>> on the other side of the coin, mitt romney pushed for swing state votes
to warm up today. >> all right. >> he has us speechless up here saying things like that. >> he said breezy though. >> yeah. you can handle it. i'm staying inside. let's check in with julie wright. >> not the best of days, you know. not really throwing out a ray of sunshine today, are you, tucker barnes. >> don't put this on me, julie. >> you're the one talking about it. we're all trying to ignore it. northbound 395, express street and plain line. traffic flowing freely on the beltway between annandale and merrifield. a lot of your work got scared of early last night. some not set up at all. southbound 270, an easy ride? spite of the fact we are dealing with wet pavement. wipers getting a workout this morning and on the long and winding roads like the georgetown pike, be careful. they are leaf covered and with the combination of the wet pavement makes for a slippery commute. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. e traffic. >>> the petraeus story continues to develop this morning. now, the most senior american general in afghanistan is implicated. the pentagon says general john allen
chair kwame brown wille u.s. district court judge to learn his fate today. >> he resigned and pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges in june. melanie alnwick is live in northwest d.c. with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. you know, kwame brown actually has two sentencing hearings hearings today. the first in federal court on those bank fraud charged and then the second later this afternoon in d.c. superior court on campaign finance violation charges. now, as you mentioned, brown pleaded guilty in june. after a year-long investigation, the federal charges relate to providing false information on bank loan applications. one of the loan was for a 39- foot boat. brown also forged the signature of a friend on an application and doctored two forms to overstate his income by tens of thousands of dollars. the other charges go back to an audit by d.c.'s office of campaign finance. it found that brown's 2008 election campaign failed to report more than $400,000 in contributions an expenditures and that $239,000 wound up in the hands of a consulting company controlled by brown's brother. kwa
it was used as a getaway car, but declined to release the make or model. >> i can tell you the vehicle was fully engulfed and we're treating it as a possible suspect vehicle at the time. >> this wal-mart off of the baltimore washington parkway is opened around the clock and it's unclear how many shoppers and employees were inside at the time of the robbery. and a wal-mart spokesperson said he's part of the team. employees were given access to counselors if they feel the need. we have an update on the vehicle. the county police have now released more information about on that vehicle. now describing it as a dark similarred van and not giving us anymore information. call 911 if you recognize the man. >> and just to clarify here, do police believe there could be a connection between this gunman and someone else in the store? >> not that they know of at this point. what we know and what police told us, we know nothing about whether or not there might have been a relationship. this appears to be a commercial robbery and that is how the police are describing it at this hour. >> all right, p
party will control the u.s. senate. >> reporter: this is a polling place with two precincts inside the school. the lake braddock precinct, we're hold the thigh told they have heavy voting most of today and signal hill. let's look at this and that is a festive atmosphere. they have a bake sail and some high school students playing music, chamber music and that tent back there and for voters passing the gauntlet of electioneers out here and we're told they have had few problems, they didn't have the necessary i.d. and there is no big problems and that is a presidential contest that is a race, driving people to the polls and we know this is going to be an election that will be a nail biter, but of the -- and i would say we spoke to a lot of voters and they want to give obama a second term and shot at it and that is an unscientific toll. one more thing, the poll close at 7:00 and that is in virginia. >> our election coverage continues in maryland. three questions on the ballot drawing attention. question four, maryland's version of the dream act. question 6, civil marriage protection a
are in major debt owing more than $2 million on a building they used to season. >>> president obama useed a stern tone when he addressed the benghazi attack touring his first news conference since husband re-election. he defended susan rice for her comments on the attack and blasted her critic. melanie alnwick is live with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. today, the house and senate intelligence committees hold their long-awaited hearings on the controversy surrounding the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. they are hoping to finally sort out what happened, why there wasn't enough security, who knew about the terrorist ties and whether they knew about that. president obama took on some of those controversies in a wide- ranging press conference yesterday. republicans have been furious about what they see as a changing time line from the white house. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were coiled trying to defend the post in that ambush. they say u.s. ambassador susan rice gave inaccurate information during her appearances on five sunday tal
. >> how much of a driver is this u.s. senate race going on between tim kaine and george allen in virginia going to be right now? early on, we're talked about whether the presidential race was going to affect the senate race. is the vice-versa happening here? >> and if barack obama -- i think tim kaine is running ahead of barack obama in virginia. he has coattails. if romney wins virginia and wins it by two or three points, i think george allen goes with him and i think there is a possibility of ticket splitting by virtue of the fact that you might have people voting for romney and cane. i will repeat the line that brian moran uses. it's the chairman of the democratic party in virginia. it's relevant to this. you find me one obama-allen voter. they don't exist. >> in less than an hour, they'll come to a close. >> thank you. >>> both vice presidential candidates cast their ballots. paul ryan voted in janesville, wisconsin. ryan and his wife went together with the kids to the polling like. after filling out his ballot, it was back to campaigning and ryan appeared in many places, including cl
. we'll get into the particulars of virginia. how it matters and what it could tell us about the rest of the nation. the implications are many as virginia goes, well, is models for the rest of the nation may go. then there is the state of georgia. the polls have just closed there at 7:00 eastern and it, too, is too close to call. but then there is the state of indiana. "fox news" now projects governor mitt romney will win the state of indiana which president obama did win four years ago. that's a turnover. 5% of the votes in but the model suggests to us it is good gh to mitt romney according to the "fox news" decision team has won the state of indiana. "fox news" also projects governor romney will win in the bluegrass state kentucky with 4% of all precincts reporting. 2/3 of all voters are voting "fox news" ney and projects romney wins kentucky. outh too close to call in s carolina. none of the precincts are can project t we president obama will win in the state of vermont. six states where the polls have just closed. we've made calls in two of them. and in the others we can't yet mak
-girl friend and two police officers using bombs in three separate attacks tuesday morning. no one was hurt. stewart may be driving a red hawn day accent with virginia plates or a white nissan altima with pen -- pennsylvania plates. >>> a train derailment has forced hundreds of people to leave that -- their homes in kentucky. three workers were hurt and two were in critical condition. >>> how does a cruise sound this weekend? >> that would sound loverly. >> wouldn't it? coming up, details bay discounted trip out to sea leaving from baltimore. >> and the creative and educational twist on trick or treating down south. what some kids in georgia had to do before they got a piece of candy. of candy. my name is julian bond. i know a little something about fighting for what's right and just. maryland's gay and lesbian families share the same values and they should share in the right to marry. i believe people of faith understand this isn't about any one religious belief. it's about protecting the civil right to make a lifelong commitment to the person you love. join me in supporting question 6.
eagerly anticipating the outcome. it is not just folk here in the u.s. keeping a close eye on this election. many around the world are also concerned about the vote. a number of young chinese people appear to be more interested in the u.s. election than a leadership transition in china set to take place later this month. >> the asian party congress, we can only watch that as an audience. >> reporter: the next president and new congress will be tasked with making a decision about $600 billion in government spending cuts appear higher taxes. it could hurt next year's global output. >> the american economy has some positive aspects in the short term, the evolution of the labor market and the housing market. what happens in the united states will be fundamental. >> reporter: hugo chavez is also keeping watch but says no matter the outcome, it will do little to improve international relations. >> we do not have many hopes from our point of view that the winning of either one will have an impact on the relations with the world. >> reporter: both president obama and his republican
's a choice of going back to the top-down policies that got us into this mess or the middle up, bottom up strat jay gis that got us out of the mess and will keep us going. >> i know when i'm elected, the economy and american job market will still be stagnant. i won't waste time complaining about my predecessor. >> reporter: we're down to the wire here. the associated press put nine states now in the up-for-grabs category: ohio, florida, virginia, north carolina, new hampshire, iowa, wisconsin, colorado, and nevada. brian, that is a wide margin where the candidates will battle the next few days. >>> tonight, video of mitt romney discussing his mormon faith and abortion has gone viral. he ran for president in '08 and sat down in iowa and discussed his faith and view on abortion. >> my faith has strong beliefs -- i was beaten up in boston because i encouraged girls not to have abortions but adoption. i have not done anything to viola the principles of my church in that regard. >> romney said while the mormon church doesn't condone abortion, the church doesn't say a punish has to be opposed t
cloud cover moving through at the moment. clouds will be with us here for the first part of your day but i think the trend will be to clear things on the by late morning. -- we do have cloud cover. highs later today will only top out near 50 degrees. temperatures remain on the cool side. our average daytime high should still be in the low 60s. compute are indicating we'll only get into the mid- to upper 40s later today. a bit of a breeze out of the north and west at five to 10. so definitely jacket weather here to stay for your monday. >> absolutely. >>> time now to check in with julie wright to see what is happening during the morning commute. >> not a lot goingon right now. you will find that your lanes are open around the capital beltway and you will find that traffic volume is light working in your favor so far. no issues reported right now out here on the roads as you continue to make your way along 66 head eastbound continuing inbound towards the capital beltway and off of northbound i- 95. a nice, easy ride so far leaving springfield continuing out towards 395. lanes are open,
civilian paramedics who staffed the medic units, believes this is the special -- best use of scarce resources. the union which represents the firefighter paramedics believed that patients are definitely at risk. definitely not a done deal here. that is the latest here in northwest. brian, back to you. >> and with sentenceing day for kwame brown, the former chair monof the d.c. city council, he will not serve a minute behind bars as one day in custody amounted to wearing shackles after the first hearing. he am serve six months home detention, 480 hours of community service. >> and, obviously, this is difficult for them. you don't want to see anyone you care about get sentenced to any sentence. this is difficult and they optimistic and they will see -- be home for dinner. that is good. >> and this is a short time ago. brown was released from custody and did shot speak. brown didn't use his office for personal games or defrauded the people he prepresented -- represented. >>> the man accused of being the east coast rapist was expected to plead guilt when he he changed his mind. he signe
. >>> a potomac man imprisoned in cuba for three years is suing the u.s. government and serving a 15-year prison sentence and working to provide the internet service to the jewish community. he claims the company development alternatives and the u.s. government did not adequately train or disclose the risks he was taking by doing the work. >>> a call for change in the statute of limitations on sex crimes in the district. that is after dna evidence alleged two rapists can't be prosecuted because of the law. one man was arrested last week for the rape of a woman in 1999. the charges were dropped. paul wagner has the details. paul. >> reporter: in the last five months, investigators identified two cases which dna linked the suspect to a rape. only to close the file because of a statute of limitations. in the most recent case, the woman was told dna identified her attacker but she had no clue until the reporter called her and told her the charges were dropped. >> would you have come up -- >> late this afternoon, fox five spoke by phone with a woman who was attacked by a stranger along this stretch o
will be used to hire 100 new police officers. >> reporter: council member tommy wells supports the idea of more officers on the street. he said the mayor's plan still uses camera fines to fat know up the budget. >> when we balance the budget, it should be done with taxes and we should not use fines across the city to balance the budget. >> one thing to point out under the mayor's plan for speed limits over 10 miles an hour, well, that will be dropped to $50. the thing is when it comes to speed cameras throughout the city, chief lanier said that her department does not send out tickets for basically zero to 10 miles over the speed limit. a police officer would have to write that ticket also, under the mayor's plan, a complete review of all of the speed limits. some could be reduced and some could be increased, shawn. >> matt, let me ask to make clear here. we have the city council who is coming up with the plan. the mayor who announced the plan. who is going to get the final say on this? >> well, right now, the mayor can basically make this plan that he wants. he wants to enact it on monday. he
. >> tucker barnes joining us now. seems like it's been two weeks instead of one this week. >> you're right about that. guess what? got cold overnight. been cool all week, but definitely cold this morning. falling back into the 30s and low 40s in town. jacket weather for your friday. and honestly through the weekend, more sunshine. reagan national, 42 degrees. dulles is 36. bwi marshall is 43 degrees. very cool start to your day. clearing overnight. parts of the area now past the freezing mark. nice and cool. couple of clouds moving through. next upper level disturbance. like the last couple of days, starting with clouds here. i think we'll see more sunshine than we saw yesterday, and most of this week has been cloudy. by afternoon, partial sunshine with high temperatures expected to top out in the mid-50s and right now both saturday and sunday look great. lots of sunshine. it will be cool. i'll have details on that in just a minute. chilly start. mid-40s at 8:00 a.m. by 5:00 p.m., little bit of sunshine, mid-50s, and i'll have the weekend forecast in just a minute. let's do traffic and get
on the rear of her house in mckinley street northwest. the man used his fist to punch the woman in her face and head. he then made off with an apple computer. today's victim was found outside of her front door by the local mailman. she's been hospitalized. the police made a public plea for any other witnesses in the neighborhood to come forward. that may have happened already. the neighborhood listserv said the suspicious man was spotted in another nearby backyard earlier this week. and the spotters quickly snapped photos and shared those photos with police. very late this afternoon, d.c. police announced the arrest of 18-year-old tyran mcel wrath of southeast d.c. and he's in custody. he's charged with first-degree burglary and the victim remains in the hospital but she's expected to be released soon and is expected to recover from the beating. >>> a nor'easter suddenly discovering -- and he's more from sharon from monmoth county, new jersey. >> reporter: i'm in an evacuated area along the new jersey shore and it's just over my shoulder here and ts is another condemned home. we have been a
the resignation of cia chief david petraeus and at tax on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> the top -- >>> great economic news could be on the horizon. >> our country could be energy independent in the near future. ainsley earhart explains. plains. thrrt. clearly we are having issues with that story. we'll try to get that to you coming up in just a bit. >> let's talk about sports just a little. bryce harper, everybody remembers him, he has been named the national league rookie of the year. he hit 270 last season with 22 home runs. he knocked in 59 runs and he did it after missing the first month of the season. angels outfielder mike trout won the al rookie of the year. manager of the year awards will be named today and the nats skipper is one of the finalists. >> we still have plenty ahead. weather, traffic and all your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. ts now. >>> good morning. happy tuesday, everyone. november13th, live look outside right now. a lot of people will be getting back to work. they are probably still asleep.
live team coverage starts right now. >>> thanks for joining us on this election night, i'm brian bolter. >> i'm sean nancy. >> we're going to take the national vote. mitt romney has 50% of the vote, barack obama 48% of the vote. none of that really matters though, because as you well know, it all comes down to the electoral college and that magic number, 270, which we're going to talk about extensively. >> virginia is a key battleground state. you can see right now. with 73% of the precincts reporting, still a very close race. >> democrat congressman senator jim web is vacating. it's been like this all night. 73% of the presents reporting george allen slightly in the lead over tim kaine. we're watching those northern virginia counties being countedment we know a lot of those will probably end up in tim kaine's column. >> let's move over to maryland now, where ben cardin is easily winning reelection tonight. also tonight, you can see he won handily there, 58% of the vote to 25% of the vote. >> in the house house district 6 race, roscoe barlet fighting for his seat. after it was redrawn,
verdict for a bowie state university student accused of killing her roommate. thanks for joining us tonight at 10:00. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. alexis simpson was accused of stabbing her roommate to death last year in a fight over music. >> the jury found her not guilty on all counts late tonight. fox 5's maureen umeh has the details. >> from the start the defense argued this was a case of self- defense and after three hours of deliberation the jury believed it. >> thank god. >> reporter: relief and joy from alexis simpson's friends and family just minutes after hearing a jury's verdict. the jury found simpson not guilty on all seven counts she faced in the stabbing death of her bowie state university suite mate domonique frazier, simpson's lawyers saying the jury made the right call. >> this was a is of defense case. alexis, there's no question in my mind acted in self-defense and so we are very gratified by the verdict. >> reporter: during the trial simpson testified she was being bulliedly frazier and said she -- bullied by frazier. she said she complained to offici
, fox news. >> thanks for joining us tonight at 10:00. here's brian now with the news edge at 11:00. >>> the past of perfecting our union moves forward. >> after a huge celebration in chicago it's back to work in washington. we're getting our first look at what president obama's second term could look like and it does not include two top cabinet members. the president is telling america how he'll work with congress for the next four years while preparing for some major staff changes. will thomas has a look ahead tonight. >> up first the president has to deal with some major money issues. to name a few, the nation's debt, tax code and automatic budget cuts. they all have to be addressed before the end of this year at the same time the psident is preparing for some of his top advisors to leave and he's beginning to shame the second half of his presidency -- shape the second half of his presidency. here's a look at some of his top promises, rolled back tax cuts for upper income people, make higher education more affordable, end subsidies for the oil industry, start the government on
and a boat. the federal judge noted that brown did not use his elected office to make personal gain or defraud the people he represented. >>> a maryland teen is accused of fatally shooting a woman and critically injuring her husband last month. police say 17-year-old joshua mebane is now linked to the shooting death of theresa bass. she and her husband were walking on i apath between hampshire circle and westlake high school last month. the teen is already in jail on separate charges accused of shooting a d.c. cab driver to death last week. last week. >>> an up expected twist in the trial of the man accused of being the east coast rapist. aaron thomas was expected to plead guilty yesterday in a manassas courtroom but then suddenly decided not to. just a few days ago, he signed a plea deal after prosecutors agreed to drop gun charges against him. thomas also agreed in writing to admit his guild in the rape of two girls behind a dale city shopping mall. if convicted, he could face life in prison. >>> this morning, the car you'll drive to work could be on the recall list. coming up, de
. >> both candidates expected to use the last few days in swing states with romney planning to hold his last rally monday night in new hampshire. >> on his way up to new hampshire, sounds like he's going to spend a good amount of time in pennsylvania, at least spending money there. >> reporter: pennsylvania is supposed to be a lock for president obama. the last time a republican won was 1988. but they elected pat toomey to the senate in 2010, elected a republican governor, 12 of the last 20 seats in the house are republican and they feel they have a shot and want to expand the electoral map with 20 electoral votes. they think they can do well in affluent suburban, philadelphia and even take a shot in allegheny county which has not gone republican since 1972 >> can't be good news for the obama campaign? >> no, it is not good news for the obama campaign. they are defending seats. all these battleground states that we are talking about, you know, he won pennsylvania by 681,000 votes, 10% points. he should be trying, the president, expanding rather than defending but all they care about is winni
. >> and as most of us gear up for black friday markdowns, employees are getting ready to protest. what has wal-mart workers up in arms. we're going to tell you next.  . >>> it's the greatest gift to give a child. a permanent family. for dozens of d.c. area children waiting for parents, today was the day the adoptions became final. audrey barns has more. >> say thank you. >> thank you. >> reporter: mark and diane williams first met mary at saint ann an's hospital in july of 2010, a preemie weighing two pounds and 10 ounces. they took her into their oxen hill home as foster parents, loved and nourished her up to her current weight of 23 pounds and started working right away to make her theirs forever. >> i said i didn't care how long it took as long as we got her and it was a happy day today. >> reporter: happy, because today their adoption was finalized with 20 other families at d.c.'s annual adoption day ceremony. the event not only celebrating the joy of adoption, but it's meant to consider others to consider adopting or fostering a child. right now, there are 120 children in pc foster care
. >>> a teenager who used extensive disguises to rob jewelry stores will spend five years in prison. the british 16-year-old used prosthetic, makeup and fake facial hair to disguise. police tracked him down in a nearby garden where they found the disguise and a result the jewelry was recovered. >>> while most people are planning for the holidays,others are looking ahead to the inauguration day. rumors are circulating that it may be too late for visitors to book their room in the d.c. area. area.  you're on timeout leo! some things won't last 25 years.  ah! woof! some things will. save up to 15% on an ikea kitchen. in celebration of over 75 years of our government employees i propose savings for everyone! and political parties that are actual parties! with cake! and presents! too bad nobody could hear me. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. save up to 15% on an ikea kitchen. >>> just days after president obama won his reelection bid, parts of the area have already been blocked off. four years ago, the inauguration crowd wa
but many of you told us there didn't seem to be enough voting stations, enough ballots and working equipment. it is an issue president obama addressed in his victory speech last night. >> whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time, by the way, we have to fix that. >> now, a lot of people experienced those long lines and you actually experienced long lines in early voting. >> early voting was ridiculous. a minimum three hours. i went on a couple of different days trying to early vote, three, four hours at all the locations that i went to. i ended up voting yesterday and it was fine yesterday. 15 minutes at my voting location. a lot of people went early in the morning and late in the afternoon, not in the middle of the day. >> we know there have been some problems with voting machines and things like that. they are also saying we had a record amount of turnout as well. we still have plenty ahead. we are continuing to follow all of your election coverage. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> while each of us will pursue our own i
in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >>> the pittsburgh zoo remains closed indim after a 2-year-old boy was mauled to death ther
of congress to come to some sort of agreement on this that put us in this position. now, the nation faces recession unless lawmakers can find some sort of agreement. today n an address from the white house, the president will up the pressure on congress. without a deal to avert the so- called fiscal cliff, automatic tax increase and government spending cuts across the board would go into effect in january. the cuts would likely hit the d.c. region hardest given the large federal work force and a local economy largely built around the federal government. democrats want to let bush era tax breaks for the wealthiest americans expire while republicans prefer raising money through tax reform. leaders of both parties say they want to work together but as the president prepares to address the issue today, there is little time left. >> people making all this money have to contribute a little bit more. and all the exit polling, all the polling we've done, the vast majority of the american people support that including rich people. >> reporter: the balanced approa
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